About the program

About the program „Simons Semesters in Banach Center”

Simons Semesters in Banach Center is a 5 years research and training program in IM PAN. The Institute has been an awardee in 2015 in the competition: 
Targeted Grants for Institutes, by Simons Foundation. The program Targeted Grants for Institutes is intended to support institutions in the mathematics and physical sciences through funding to centers of excellence, to help establish scientific culture and strengthen contacts within the international scientific community.

Electronic notification: January 29, 2015. 
Award Number: 346300
Award Start Date: July 1, 2015, 
Award End Date: December 31, 2019

Local Scientific and Organizing Committee of the Program

Coordinators: Piotr Gwiazda (the main coordinator), Rafał Latała, Tadeusz Januszkiewicz, Feliks Przytycki,
and Jarosław Buczyński, Janusz Grabowski, Stanisław Janeczko, Piotr Nowak, Krzysztof Oleszkiewicz, Adam Skalski, Yury Tomilov.

IMPAN invites applications for the 3 months-long period of concentrated scientific activity The semester is supposed to be focused on one, possibly broad, field of modern mathematics, and provide on one hand an excellent environment for the interaction between the top experts in the area and on the other hand training opportunities for young researchers.  

Support offered

The support of the Simons Foundation would cover salaries and basic mobility expenses of the 2-3 international leaders and 2-3 young outstanding researchers for the period of the semester. IMPAN apart from providing general infrastructure (office space, IT support, conference facilities) will fund, mainly via the already existing programs, the stays of up to 10 pre- and post-doctoral researchers in the area of the semester. When appropriate, IMPAN would also employ the Polish organizer(s) for the duration of the semester. Additional support for organizing research activities can be requested from Banach Center, the conference subsidiary of IMPAN. 

Basic requirements

The organizing committee (2-4 people) must contain at least one mathematician based in Poland and at least one mathematician based outside of Poland. During the 3 months long semester at least one conference, one graduate school and one specialized workshop will be organized. 

Any enquiries regarding the program and the application process should be sent to  email.

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